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August 18, 2018

Muslim youths destroy Catholic church for holding service on Friday instead of Sunday

A few days after a female pastor in the Redeem Christian Church of God, Mrs. Eunice Olawale, was brutally killed by suspected Muslim extremists, a group of another Muslim youths yesterday attacked St. Philip’s Catholic Parish, Baki Iku, close to Zuma Rock in Niger State, destroying properties worth thousands of Naira. The Vicar-General of Parish, Reverend-Father Gobep Luka Sylvester, who confirmed the news to THISDAY  said about 200 Muslim youths stormed the Church premises yesterday and destroyed properties of the church. ThisDay was told some Catholics had gone to the church to pray and were attacked by the Muslims who…

Femal Preacher murdered in Abuja

My wife died as a martyr for Jesus –Husband Police arrest suspects From Fred Itua, Abuja A forty-­two-­year-­old mother of seven and an assistant pastor with the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Mrs Eunice Elisha, was in the early hours of Saturday murdered by assailants, while preaching around Gbazango-­West area of Kubwa in the Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Eunice, an indigene of Ekiti State, was a Deaconess at the Divine Touch Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Old NEPA Road, Phase 4, Kubwa, Abuja. Speaking to newsmen, the husband of the…

Hajj Stampede: Nigeria’s death toll rises to 64, 244 still missing

  The death toll of Nigerians from Saudi Arabia’s stampede during the just concluded hajj rite has risen to 64 with 71 others sustaining various degree of injuries while 244 others are still missing. Head, Public Relations at the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, Mallarn Uba Mana told newsmen in Saudi Arabia yesterday, that the commission is doing all within its power to locate the whereabouts of those still missing. “This briefing is just to give you an update of the situation of things as regard those that died, injured and those still missing after the stampede. We have…

MOVING SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS (STEM) EDUCATION FORWARD THROUGH SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (STAN)

  INSIGHT INTO THE SCIENCE TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (STAN) This association was established in 1957 with only sixteen founding members and it presently has over twenty thousand members across the globe. STAN is a non-political, non-religious and not-for-profit professional organization. In STAN there are fifteen subject panels; Agricultural Science, Basic Science, Basic Science and Technology, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Education, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Gender and STEME Physics, Science-Technology-Society, Teacher Education and Technology Education. These subject panels are the arteries and veins of STAN that popularize Science Education. Every year, National workshops are organized and rotated among the various…

Senate rejects N4b First Ladies Mission House fund

The Senate Wednesday rejected the appropriation of N4bilion for the building of the First Ladies Mission House in Africa. This is contained in the summary report of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) 2013 budget, which was approved by the Upper Chamber. The controversial figure was part of the proposed budgetary estimates submitted to the National Assembly for consideration and approval. There were bitter criticisms of the money, which was seen as a waste of scarce resources. Chairman of the Senate Committee on FCT, Senator Smart Adeyemi noted in the report of his committee, that “ it is worthy of note…